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Fairy pitta

Thai: นกแต้วแล้วพันธุ์จีน, nok taewlaew phan Jeen

Binomial name: Pitta nympha, Coenraad Jacob Temminck & Hermann Schlegel, 1850

The Fairy Pitta (Pitta nympha) is a small passerine bird. It eats worms, spiders, insects, slugs, and snails. It is also known as the seven-coloured bird.

Distribution and habitat

It breeds in north-east Asia in Japan, South Korea, mainland China and Taiwan, migrant in Thailand and winters mainly on the island of Borneo in east Malaysia, Brunei, and Kalimantan in Indonesia.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Passeriformes
Family
Pittidae
Genus
Pitta
Species
Pitta nympha

Common names

  • English: Fairy pitta
  • Thai: นกแต้วแล้วพันธุ์จีน, nok taewlaew phan Jeen

Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Fairy pitta, Pitta nympha in Thailand
  • Klaeng District, Rayong
  • Ko Chang District, Trat
  • Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
  • Samae San Island
  • Samut Prakan Province

Range map of Pitta nympha in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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